Recommendations to Advance Solar & Storage on HUD Public and Assisted Housing
Vote Solar joined with the Solar Access For All Coalition to release a report that provides recommendations on how to advance solar and storage on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) public and assisted housing.
Bringing energy upgrades, specifically efficiency, solar and storage, to HUD properties would reap countless benefits for taxpayers, residents and the climate. Building 3 gigawatts of solar would serve 600,000 households, or 13% of HUD units, saving $90-180 million in energy costs, investing in needed home updates, reducing GHG emissions, and attracting billions in private investment that would spur the creation of 20,000 jobs.
Serving underinvested communities with clean energy benefits through HUD should be a top priority for federal investments and advancing the goals of the Justice40 Initiative.
Coalition members who endorsed this report include: Coalition for Community Solar Access, Earthjustice, GRID Alternatives, Green Latinos, League of United Latin American Citizens, Solar United Neighbors Action, Tribal Utility and Energy Infrastructure Legislation for Indigenous People, and Vote Solar.